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ByWater Solutions partners with koha-US to raise money for the Koha Community for 4th year in a row

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that their annual Koha Community Challenge raised over $1,500.00 for koha-US and the Koha Community. 60 Community members participated in the month-long challenge logging over 1,500 activities for the month of May!

By partnering with koha-us for the Spring into Fitness: Koha Community Challenge, we were able to create a way for the open-source community to come together, move, and raise money for a good cause!

Nathan Curulla, CRO of ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the Koha Community Challenge:

We were thrilled to host this year’s Koha Community Challenge! I really needed motivation to start getting back in shape and this was a fun and easy way to do just that with some of my favorite people! Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a huge success!”

Participants logged runs, walks, biking, dancing, yoga, strength training, and moreover the last month.

Bob Bennhof, President of koha-US, and AspenCat Services Manager at CLiC, recently commented on the event"

The Community Challenge was a great success for koha-US. Thanks to ByWater Solutions we were able to raise money that will be reinvested into Koha development as directed by our membership. All while getting many of us a little more exercise than we would have otherwise."

koha-US and the Koha Community

The funds raised from the Community Challenge will allow koha-us to provide a platform for users to share educational workshops. koha-US members also work together to fund new software features in the Koha Community that help staff with their workflows or help patrons connect to library content.

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork!

The Challenge was open to libraries, vendors, and any library supporters out there!

The participant with the most overall time and activities logged was JoAnne Zairo with 74 hours and 12 minutes and 112 activities!

The participant with the most distance logged was Brendan Lawlor with 294.15 miles!

The participant who went to such great heights and achieved the highest elevation logged was Jordan Fields logging in at 29,341 feet!

We would also like to acknowledge our three Community Spirit Winners: Juanita Walvoord, Azra Palo, and Amanda Teague! This distinction is given to those who participated the most frequently in our Facebook group.

JoAnne Zairo commented on her experience:

I realized fifteen+ years ago that I had to start some type of exercise program after watching my grandmother and parents suffer from a variety of health issues, from heart disease, Alzheimer’s and stroke. I always tried to walk, but after my Mother’s illness I started running. I was never fast but I continued to get out there. After retirement through the recommendation of friends I started to take health and fitness classes at our local senior active life center, here I am with my instructor and friend, Michele who keeps many people moving and laughing during her classes. So, to everyone, get moving…whether it’s on your own or with a friend

Getting Involved with koha-US

koha-US welcomes all as a member of their organization! They are excited to add you to their network of librarians and information professionals dedicated to bringing innovative technologies and services to libraries with Koha!

Dues of 25.00 (USD) provide you with membership benefits for the calendar year. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us at info@koha-us.org.

View more at: https://koha-us.org/join/

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Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions

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